Villa Arson

Villa Arson is a highly regarded public institution of the French ministry of culture and a member of Université Côte d’Azur located in Nice on an exceptional site overlooking the Bay of Angels. Its architectural ensemble includes an 18th century Italian-style villa set in a Mediterraneangarden and modern constructions built in the 1960s by French architect Michel Marot that have been labeled «Remarkable contemporary architecture. Villa Arson combines several complementary functions in favor of contemporary creation: teaching, research, experimentation, production, dissemination, promotion and support. The Villa Arson school of art, contemporary art center, artists’ residency and specialised library form a unique ecosystem dedicated to supporting young generations of artists towards professional practices, presenting original artistic visions and facilitating critical exchange with an international perspective. Villa Arson welcomes residents for its teaching and research activities and within the framework of tailored partnerships for artistic production and research.